Keith Thompson

Keith Thompson

Pastor

The tender age of 17 was when I first began to wrestle with God’s call to ministry. It was that call that led me to college Texas Christian University, seminary (Austin Presbyterian), and to pastorates in Texas and the North Carolina coast. In 2000, God called us to the beautiful forest we call Brevard, and it is my honor to serve as Pastor here. I enjoy hiking, and spending time with my wife, Debbie, and our daughters, Hannah and Hollis, and our dog, Max.

Rebecca Mills

Rebecca Mills

Preschool Director

My name is Rebecca Mills. I am honored to serve as the Director for the Weekday Preschool program. I moved to Henderson County seven years ago with my Husband Chris, and our (now) two teenage children, Alexandra and Steven. We previously lived in Charleston, South Carolina. We now live in Etowah and enjoy golfing there as a family.

Along with various years of administrative experience, I have been involved in different areas of Education for twelve years. I have discovered that Early childhood is where my heart is. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to combine both my experience and my faith. It is my goal to promote a environment where we plant the seeds of God’s love in combination with implementing academic readiness.

Pat Crosby

Pat Crosby

Bookkeeper

Hello- I’m Pat Crosby. I serve as the Bookkeeper for the church. I spent many years working in corporate America, where one often questions how what they do is really meaningful. In this calling, I know for sure. I am blessed to witness each day our congregation steward across many domains of living—helping others, working for the church, and yes, their finances. How blessed I am.
Michael Helman

Michael Helman

Director of Music

My name is Michael Helman and it is my privilege to be the Director of Music/Organist. I began playing organ in church when I was 16 and have served in churches in Wilmington, DE, Hockessin, DE and Cape Coral, FL before arriving in Western NC. I’m an active composer and arranger of choral, organ and handbell music as well as a clinician/conductor for music festivals and workshops. My interests include travel, reading, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.

Denise Byrd

Denise Byrd

Office Manager

Hi I’m Denise Byrd. I serve as the office manager. God is amazing calling me to this ministry in 1991 and He is truly showing me that it’s not just a “job” but a ministry.

Gregg Hall

Gregg Hall

Facilities Coordinator

Hello, I’m Gregg Hall. I serve as Facilities Coordinator. I am a native of Transylvania County and have been a part of this wonderful ministry since 2009.
Carol Hall

Carol Hall

Facilities Assistant

Hi I’m Carol Hall, Facilities Assistant. I retired from the US Postal Service in 2018. Gregg and I have 2 grown sons. I am excited to begin this new adventure.